Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 25, 2007


Tuesdays for the Birds Tranquil bird walks in local parklands, led by Bethany Facendini, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Today we will visit Point Pinole. Call for meeting place and if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233. 

Community Action Forum on Health Inequities including discussions on asthma, obesity, youth issues, and violence at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 2024 Ashby Ave. 981-5300. 


Salsas from Oaxaca A cooking demonstration with Rebecca Sibrack from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Tuesday berkeley Farmers’ Market, Derby at MLK. 548-3333. 

End the Occupation Vigil every Tues. at noon at Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Orientation from 4 to 5 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. Come learn about volunteer opportunities. 644-8833. 

“Hijaking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Sellling of American Empire” A documentary at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. 

Berkeley High School Governance Council meets at 4:15 p.m. to discuss ELL Budget, Proposed Change to Bylaws, WASC Plan and more in the Community Theater Lobby. 644-4803. 

Berkeley PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at 1145 Walnut St near the corner of Eunice. 

World Harmony Chorus meets to sing world music at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. See  

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

Street Level Cycles Community Bike Program Come use our tools as well as receive help with performing repairs free of charge. Youth classes available. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 2 to 6 p.m. at at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. 644-2577.  

Community Sing-a-Long every Tues, at 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122.  

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991.  

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830. 


Birding with the Golden Gate Audubon Society at Lake Merritt Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the large spherical cage near Nature Center at Perkins and Bellevue. 834-1066. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland around Preservation Park to see Victorian architecture. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of Preservation Park at 13th St. and MLK, Jr. Way. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium with Alexi Yurchak on “Transformations of Space in Post-Socialist St. Petersburg” at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, Room 315A, UC Campus. All welcome.  

Transportation for the Future: Getting Around without a Car at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst. 548-9696. 

“East Bay Clean Energy: How You Can Support Community Choice Energy” Learn how communities can assume greater control over energy pricing and invest in renewable energy, at 6:30 p.m. at Bay Area Academy, 2201 Broadway, Suite 100, Oakland. 925-255-3110. 

“Adapting to the Impacts of a Changing Climate” Learn and share ideas about what we can do as a community to deal with the impacts of global warming at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5434. 

Seldom Seen Acting Company Homeless actors share their life stories at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2272 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. 636-4255. 

Writer Coach Connection Volunteers needed to help Berkeley students improve their writing and critical thinking skills from noon to 3 p.m. or from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. To register call 524-2319. 

“Loving Maradona” A film on the Argentine soccer player at 7 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $6. 849-2568. 

“Stories of the Buddha Dharma” with Rev. Ken Yamada at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Ave. at Fulton. Cost is $15. 809-1460. 

“After Capitalism: An Integrated Vision for a New World” with Dada Maheshvarananda at 7 p.m. at Green City Gallery, 1950 Shattuck Ave. Donation $10-$20.  

Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 



“Bungalows: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home” with author Jane Powell at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillside Club. Cost is $20. For revervations call 848-4288. 

“How Does Immigration Work in the Bay Area?” with Rosemary Langley Mellville of the U.C. Citizenship and Immigration Services, at 5 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 843-8824. 

“Numbers in the Courtroom: Statistics as Evidence” Learn how statistics can be used to help a court decide if a company has illegally discriminated against an employee with William Lepowsky, Mathematics Instructor at Laney College and statistical expert witness, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room G-209 at Laney College, 8th and Fallon Streets, Oakland, free. 464-3181.  

“Sentenced Home” A screening of the documentary and a panel discussion on the overlap between criminal justice and and immigration policy at 4 p.m. at Boalt Hall, Room 100, UC Campus. 643-7025. 

“Buddhism and Warfare” with Padmanabh S. Jaini, at 5 p.m. in the IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St. 6th Floor. 643-5104. 

“Iran, North Korea, and the Dream of a Nuclear Weapon Free World” wth Tad Daley at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460. 

“Covering California: Media and Democracy in the Golden State” The annual conference of the Travers Program in Ethics & Accountability in Government will feature speakers and panels on the interrelationships between the news media and democracy. Thurs. and Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-6323.  

“Exilio: Creating Home Away from Home” Chilean art, music and poetry Thurs. and Fri. at 7 p.m. at La Peña. 849-2568. 

Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “The Secret Team” by L. Fletcher Prouty at 6:30 p.m. Call for location. 433-2911. 

Meet a Humane Society Dog for ages 5 and up at 4 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

Babies & Toddlers Storytime at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

World of Plants Tours Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $5. 643-2755. 


Inauguration of the New Rosie-the-Riveter National Park in Richmond, with events Fri.- Sun. For more information call 232-5050. 

Bike Tour of Berkeley Worker Cooperatives Meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a 1.5 hour tour with guided tours of the Missing Link bike shop, Cheese Board pizza & cheese shop and Nabalom Bakery. The bike ride will also include stops by the Juice Bar, Mayback High School and the Berkeley Free Clinic. For more information see 

Hopalong Animal Rescue 3rd Annual Fur Ball benefiting homeless dogs and cats of the Bay Area, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Tickets are $50, and includes appetizer and desert buffet. 267-1915 ext. 500. 

“California Indian Songs and Stories” with Linda Yamane (Rumsien Ohlone), Mike Mirelez (Desert Cahuilla), Ron Goode (North Fork Mono), Clarence Hostler (Hupa/Yurok/Karuk), and Charlie Thom (Karuk) at 7:30 p.m. at Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way. Free, but RSVP requested 549-3564, ext. 316. 

“The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” with author Naomi Klein at 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2701 Harrison St. at 27th. Tickets are $10-$13. 559-9500.  

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at UCB Unit 3, all purpose room, 2400 Durant Ave. To schedule an appointment go to  

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Lori Fogarty on the development plans for the Oakland Museum of California. Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 981-5190. 

Free Compost for Berkeley Residents from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Berkeley Marina Maintenance Yard, 201 University Ave. First priority is given to Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley Community Gardens. Please complete sign-in log before loading compost. 644-6566. 

Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil from noon to 1 p.m. at Bancroft and Telegraph. Our focus is human rights in Palestine. 548-6310. 

Circle Dancing, simple folk dancing with instruction at 8 p.m., potluck at 7 p.m. at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier St. Donation $5. 528-4253. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143. 


Community Discussion of the Proposed Public Commons for Everyone Initiative from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center on the corner of Hearst and MLK. 981-2498.  

Asthma Walk with the American Lung Association Check in at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, 7th St. and Middle Harbor Rd., Oakland. 893-5474. 


Walking Tour of Jack London Waterfront Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Toddler Nature Walk We’ll look for spiders, insects, and other creatures from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Creating an Ecological House A seminar with author and designer Skip Wenz from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $85. 525-7610.  

Mystery Dinner Theater Fund Raising Event for GRIP Homeless Shelter from 5 to 8 p.m. at the El Cerrito United Methodist Church. Tickets are $35. For details and for registration forms go to 525-3500. 

Nyingma Institute 35th Anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with activities, tour, lectures and receptions. For details call 809-1000. 

Magicians David Hirata and Kim Silverman at 6:30 p.m. at Kinnel Hall, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave. Tickets are $15-$25 sliding scale, children under 14 free. Includes dinner. For reservations call 704-7729. 

Benefit Tennis Classic with Monica Seles and Corina Morariu at 11:30 a.m. at Berkeley Tennis Club, 1Tunnel Rd. Benefits Alta Bates Summit Foundation. Tickets are $25, includes box lunch. 204-1667. 

Time for an Oil Change? Learn how the fat you eat affects your health at 10 a.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Stress Less Seminar for Students at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Branch of the Oakland Public Library. 465-2524. 

Favorite Plants for the Landscape at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. off 7th St. 644-2351. 

Fast Pitch Softball for Adults at noon on Saturdays in Oakland. For information call 204-9500. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  


How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade up University Ave. at 11 a.m. with ArtCars, community groups and more, followed by a festival in Civic Center Park with live music, food and craft booths to 5 p.m. 

Out and About in Rockridge Live music, craft and community booths and children’s activities from noon to 6 p.m. along College Ave. from Alcatraz to Broadway. 604-3125. 

Farm Stories and Songs with Tara Reinertson at 10:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden PArk. 525-2233. 

Working with Wool Learn how the spinning wheel turns wool into yarn, try a drop spindle and make a felt ball, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Halcyon Commons Community Potluck with live music at Halcyon Court at Prince St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 849-1969.  

“Nightmare Beyond Borders” The Iraqi Displacement Crisis and What Can Be Done To Stop It with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi political analyst and consultant to AFSC's Iraq Program, at 3 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. 415-565-0201, ext. 24.  

"An Unreasonable Man” The documentary about Ralph Nader at 2 p.m. at the Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito, between Potrero and Moeser. Tickets are $8. 526-0972. 

Victoria Lee “The Rumi Secret” at 10 a.m. and a Runi 800th Birthday Celebration, at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Peace walk around the lake every Sun. Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Robin Caton on “Meditation for Life” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


Celebrate Banned Books Week Read aloud from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” from 3 to 6 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6223. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at West Pauley Ballroom MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to  

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425. 

Dragonboating Year round classes at the Berkeley Marina, Dock M. Meets Mon, Wed., Thurs. at 6 p.m. Sat. at 10:30 a.m. For details see 

Free Boatbuilding Classes for Youth Mon.-Wed. from 3 to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Boathouse, 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Classes cover woodworking, boatbuilding, and boat repair. 644-2577.  


Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7533.  

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meets Wed., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. 981-5502.  

Energy Commission meets Wed., Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5434.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484.  

Mental Health Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. 981-5213.